Orlando Science Center - Diverse Leadership Pipeline 


To address board vacancies and succession at our region’s nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, United Arts created the Diverse Leadership Pipeline to help the entire arts and cultural sector recruit new members.
This program will help connect individuals who may be a good match based on their interests and skill sets, with local arts and cultural nonprofit organizations. It’s designed to help ensure the leadership of Central Florida’s arts and cultural community reflects its diverse population. Without diverse people included in the decision-making process of our boards, we will not reach our vision that all people of Central Florida have access to the arts.
1. Review the cultural organizations’ profiles below, and then 2. Complete the application at the bottom of this page or on the organization’s profile page!

If your nonprofit arts and/or cultural organization would like to be included, please reach out to Sean Thurman, Marketing & Communications Director at United Arts: Sean@UnitedArts.cc.

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Orlando Science Center

Museums Contact: Leslie Emery
Address 777 East Princeton St. Orlando Florida 32803


We are currently seeking individual that are at the executive level with decision making ability or influence within representing organizations.
Individuals should have high influence within the community, be a connector of people,
or of wealth.
Our annual recruitment goal is for half of each year’s new board member recruits to be
women or people of color.”

  • Annual Commitment – a minimum financial contribution of $5,000 per year by June 30th.
    This financial commitment can be met by a cash contribution. In addition, a Trustee can
    meet the financial commitment in the form of personal and/or corporate support of an
    educational program, support for access to those who cannot afford it, or one of OSC’’s
    events, exhibits and/or films. In certain instances, exceptions can be made to this policy
    with pre-approval from the Board Governance Committee.
    • United Arts – make a personal cash contribution, in any amount, to the annual United
    Arts campaign with all or part of the contribution designated to the Orlando Science
    Center. This contribution will count towards a Trustee’s financial commitment. The
    contribution must be made by April 1st. One hundred percent Board participation is
    expected and is highly regarded by local Foundations when OSC is seeking funds or
    grants for future projects.
    • One-time campaign commitment – meaningful and impactful personal participation in
    OSC’s Comprehensive Campaign called Unlock Science.”
  • Nominations are due by April and elected in June
  • 2- 3 year terms
  • 6 times per year
  • “Finance (Conducts a monthly review of the OSC financial statements.)
    Development (Plans short & long-term strategies for contributed revenue including
    fundraising activities and events.)
    Campaign (Oversees efforts to raise 30 million dollars for OSC’s comprehensive
    Governance (Recruits and grows Board membership. Drives by-law changes. Monitors
    board member compliance.)
    Advocacy (Develops a strategy to engage and grow government support.)
    Marketing Advisory (A resource for OSC Marketing Team helping define desired outcomes.)”


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Ready to be a board member? Contact Us

Central Florida residents interested in serving on the board of directors of a local arts and culture non-profit: United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency, has introduced the Diverse Leadership Pipeline with information about Board leadership in nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and an opportunity for you to self-nominate on one common form that allows you to designate the organizations where you wish to be considered for Board service. United Arts will forward this information to the organizations that you designate interest in so that they are aware of your interest and can consider your application for Board Leadership. Please make sure to read the organization’s profiles so that you are clear on their unique Board service expectations for your time, talent, and treasures. If you are open to any organization, United Arts will assist in making a connection for you!

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.

Thank you in advance for your time, attention, and willingness to serve the Central Florida arts and culture community! Please note that filling out the form does not guarantee board placement.